Studies in Visual Culture (Prehistory through the 1750s)
Session
Six Week - First
Class Number
2650
Career
Undergraduate
Units
3 units
Grading
Graded
Topic
Vis Culture in Context: Ancient Empires-18th Cent
Description
This course engages students in a focused study of six or seven specific, momentous periods in the history of world art dating from prehistory to the mid-eighteenth century. The selection of topics will be determined by the particular organizing principle adopted by the course instructor. For example, the organizing principle could be that of medium (architecture, painting, sculpture, decorative arts); of belief systems (religion, philosophy); of patronage; or of prevailing technological inventions and discoveries. By studying selected moments in the history of world art in some depth, students will gain an awareness of how art objects and visual culture both shape and represent societies and their histories.
Class Attributes
Arts and Humanities (GEP)
Culture (GEP)
Notes
Visit Baltimore¿s renowned museums, and explore ancient and early modern art through a focused study of five different civilizations and periods of history. Experience the great collections of world art at the Walters Art Museum and the Baltimore Museum of Art, where you¿ll learn about the visual cultures of the Persian Empire, and Ancient Greece and Rome, followed by a brief survey of European art from the 15th to the 17th centuries. Explore the role of visual arts through a contextual analysis of original works, and investigate various works of architecture, sculpture, decorative arts, philosophy, literature, poetry and painting. *** Classes will be held at the Lion Brothers Building: 875 Hollins St., Baltimore, MD 21201 *** TRANSPORTATION *** By public transportation: The Lion Brothers Building is accessible from campus by UMBC's Downtown Shuttle line, local bus lines, as well as the Charm City Circulator. *** By car: There is street parking (free and metered) along the residential roads around the Lion Brothers Building. Students may also park on the UMBC campus (with valid parking permit) and ride the Downtown Shuttle.
Class Actions
Class Details
Instructor(s)
Kimberly Anderson
Meets
TuTh 1:00pm - 4:10pm
Dates
05/30/2017 - 07/07/2017
Room
Lion Bros Building 1A100
Campus
Off Campus
Location
Lion Bros Building
Components
Lecture Required
Class Availability
Status
Open
Seats Taken
6
Seats Open
14
Class Capacity
20
Wait List Total
0
Wait List Capacity
5